Ceuta Cathedral

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Ceuta Cathedral
Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption
Location Ceuta
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architectural type Cathedral
Style Neoclassical
Baroque
Renaissance
Specifications
Number of towers 2
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Cadiz y Ceuta
Province Seville

The Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption (Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Spanish city of Ceuta located in a small exclave on the north coast of Africa.[1]

The cathedral is a 15th-century structure, built on the site of a sixth-century Christian church. There have been considerable additions to it since its construction, and its most notable external feature today is its neoclassical entrance. Other notable features include a Renaissance black marble portal and a baroque altar in the chapel of Santísmo.

The cathedral contains works of art dating from the 17th century to the present day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugh Griffin (1 February 2010). Ceuta Mini Guide. Horizon Scientific Press. pp. 14–. ISBN 978-0-9543335-3-9. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 35°53′16″N 5°19′00″W / 35.88778°N 5.31667°W / 35.88778; -5.31667